We provide free legal help to low-income North Carolinians in civil cases involving basic human needs like safety, shelter, income and more. We handle cases related to family law, employment, government benefits, housing, consumer issues, and many other concerns that can challenge a family’s ability to fully nurture their children. See some examples on our website. If you have questions or think you need legal help, call our toll-free Helpline or submit an online application to see if we can help you. Read our non-discrimination policy.
Legal Aid: Right to Education Project
For families who feel that their child has been denied access or pushed out of public education, Legal Aid’s Right to Education Project (REP) may be able to help. REP is a statewide project of Legal Aid that focuses on serving children in the public education system. REP provides legal representation in cases that involve short-term suspension; long-term suspension; expulsion; involuntary transfers to alternative school; denial of enrollment; discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex or disability; mistreatment by school security personnel; special education; bullying; and academic failure.
In addition to providing direct legal services to clients, REP provides community education in the form of publications, presentations, trainings, and media outreach, and collaborates with other organizations and individuals working for education justice.